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Biz Break: 6 Things You Need to Know As You Rebuild Your Lives The Morning After Sharknado

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 12, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 12, 2013 |

Did it take me longer to watch the Netflix season of “Arrested Development” than it took to watch the previous three seasons? Yes. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary, in fact. So I’m pleased that Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment are negotiating the return of the Bluths. The only thing holding me back from pure joy is be the next to impossible feat of getting all of the cast together at once, allowing for more family scenes to occur. It’s really the chemistry of the entire cast together, playing off one another, that makes “Arrested Development” so great. I think that’s why the Netflix season was so tedious in places. Still, more of this isn’t so bad:


I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the creature named Adam, has been sitting for quite a while. Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel depicts Frankenstein’s monster in present day, fighting in the middle of a quarrel between two clans of immortals. The film adaptation is set to hit Comic Con next week and then theaters in January, 2014. Eckhart is Adam, of course. Bill Nighy is a demon prince. Yvonne Strahovski is a scientist made to assist Nighy in raising his army. We also have Miranda Otto as a queen of gargoyles and Aden Young as Dr. Frankenstein. Let us have a look at Adam.


I think we all just became necrophiliacs.

Speaking of Comic Con, Marvel is continuing its release of shorts with Agent Carter premiering there next week. Hayley Atwell returns as Agent Peggy Carter, working for Strategic Scientific Reserve one year after Steve Rogers got flash frozen. Agent Carter is tracking the Zodiac in this short, which also stars Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Bradley Cooper as Carter’s boss Agent Flynn. The short will be included in Iron Man 3’s special features upon its DVD and Blu-ray release.


Speaking of changing subjects, Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24. Skyfall writer John Logan is also returning, as is Daniel Craig. The film is set to be released November 6, 2015.

The David Fincher film Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, has found its lead actor in Ben Affleck. Affleck will star as Nick, a man who becomes a suspect when his wife disappears on their fifth anniversary. The role of the wife, Amy, has yet to be cast, though Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, and Natalie Portman are rumored to be under consideration.

Last of all, if you didn’t watch SyFy’s Sharknado last night, I feel badly for you. You missed Tara Reid emoting like an elephant after it’s been hit with a tranquilizer dart, sharks popping out of rain gutters, setting a pool on fire, and glorious moments like the one below. Have a great weekend by watching Sharknado. YOU’RE WELCOME.


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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.